Wednesday, December 13, 2017
I bought Amtrak tickets to go spend a Christmas with my Father in Law, and take his great granddaughter to meet him at last, but last night my husband’s oldest brother was with him as he died from a sudden pneumonia only half an hour after we got the call that he had been taken to the hospital. At nearly 89, Harvey has had a really good life and will be missed so much. It’s definitely one of those, sadder for all the people who will miss him, than for him himself times. He announced last year on the day before Thanksgiving at his wife of 65 years funeral, “I’m only going to live one more year.” And he had a DNR on file and was ready as anyone ever can be. Still, I am grateful for every moment I was lucky enough to be part of his family. RIP Harvey Goode, Feb. 8, 1929 - Dec. 4, 2017
Tuesday, November 7, 2017
Recently I saw a meme that read, "A truly great library contains something in it to offend everybody." There is truth is that of course, but I've also seen studies recently that say that while the Millenials are killing off several traditions that older folks thought would always be with us, they are also saving one that many people would have bet was on its way out. Libraries.
Libraries deserve to survive. They are not just book storage areas, but are community centers, media has made a home there in many forms, but most importantly to me, libraries are the place that still welcomes children.
|Chetco Library Storytime includes rounding up the rainbow balls|
|Del Norte Storytime making Fall wreaths to match the book they just heard|
Thursday, August 10, 2017
|the books I got rid of|
|The Virdi Goode reading picnic|
But of course I got new books. Three books by R. R. Virdi, with lots of super supernatural encounters, mystery, mayhem and adventure joined my own novels and picture books for a pleasant afternoon under the maple tree.
Friday, January 27, 2017
Monday, December 12, 2016
I am happy to announce the release of my third picture book for young children. This one is non fiction but reads like a story as you share photographs of the beautiful and long lived giants of the Pacific Coast.
It is available on Amazon at the following link
Sunday, September 18, 2016
And then I began to photograph them and bring my friends and family to visit them and to rest in their shadow.
Sunday, April 17, 2016
Thank you to the 660 people who signed up for an opportunity to win an autographed copy of my most recent novel in The Tales of Uhrlin, Duffy Barkley: the Third Charm. The Goodreads Giveaway ended on 4/16/16 with three winners.
Mary from Maryland
Chelene from Ohio
Benoit from Quebec
It is gratifying to see so many people express an interest in one of my books, and while I wish I could give that many away, of course I can't. Still, I hope that some of you who did not win are intrigued enough to buy a copy, and if, like me, cash is too tight, I hope sometime in the future you remember my hero and his ability to have adventures and make friends in spite of what others would consider his handicapping condition. After having a chance to live without it for awhile, of course, Duffy now knows he isn't strong in spite of having cp, but he is strong and who he is, because of having cp. like Duffy, I have learned to embrace all the things that make me who I am, even those I fought against for years.
Again, thanks for your time and attention.
Joy and beauty to all of you.